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WCSH 6 Portland
Hollis man charged with aggravated assaultHOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police say they have arrested and ch
Hollis man charged with aggravated assault
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted an hour ago
HOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police say they have arrested and charged 21-year-old William Donovan, from Hollis, with aggravated assault Wednesday. On Wednesday, police responded to a reported stabbing at a home on Little Falls Road in... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Hollis man charged with aggravated assaultHOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police say they have arrested and ch
Hollis man charged with aggravated assault
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 2 hours ago
HOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine State Police say they have arrested and charged 21-year-old William Donovan, from Hollis, with aggravated assault Wednesday. On Wednesday, police responded to a reported stabbing at a home on Little Falls Road in... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Police break suspected drug ring, arrest 7(NEWS CENTER) -- Officials from several law enforcement divisions say the have
Police break suspected drug ring, arrest 7
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 19 hours ago
(NEWS CENTER) -- Officials from several law enforcement divisions say the have made arrests breaking up a heroin and cocaine distribution ring. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, along with officers from Lincoln and Knox Counties, Waldoboro,... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Police break suspected drug ring, arrest 7(NEWS CENTER) -- Officials from several law enforcement divisions say the have
Police break suspected drug ring, arrest 7
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 20 hours ago
(NEWS CENTER) -- Officials from several law enforcement divisions say the have made arrests breaking up a heroin and cocaine distribution ring. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, along with officers from Lincoln and Knox Counties, Waldoboro,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Madawaska woman injured in Route 1 crashFRENCHVILLE, Maine — A 22-year-old Madawaska woman suffered minor injuries in a
Madawaska woman injured in Route 1 crash
Bangor Daily News / Posted 20 hours ago
FRENCHVILLE, Maine — A 22-year-old Madawaska woman suffered minor injuries in a crash Tuesday morning on Route 1. Melanie Martin lost control of her Honda Civic at about 9 a.m. while negotiating a turn and crashed into several small trees, Maine... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Seven nabbed in midcoast-area drug bustWALDOBORO, Maine — Seven people were arrested Wednesday and charged for what po
Seven nabbed in midcoast-area drug bust
Bangor Daily News / Posted 20 hours ago
WALDOBORO, Maine — Seven people were arrested Wednesday and charged for what police say were their roles in the importation and distribution of heroin and crack cocaine into the midcoast area. For the past month, agents from the Mid-Coast District... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
State hires journalist as victims’ advocate for cold-case squad“In her 30-year career in journalism, Renee has demonstrated an ability to give
State hires journalist as victims’ advocate for cold-case squad
Bangor Daily News / Posted 23 hours ago
“In her 30-year career in journalism, Renee has demonstrated an ability to give voice to victims in a manner that has earned her a reputation for fairness and compassion,” Mills said in a statement released Tuesday. Ordway said she feels... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine State Prison ending most night visitation, requiring visitors to call aheadA plan by the Maine State Prison in Warren to cut back on visitation beginning
Maine State Prison ending most night visitation, requiring visitors to call ahead
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
A plan by the Maine State Prison in Warren to cut back on visitation beginning later this month is raising anxiety among some prisoners’ families and friends who fear it will discourage contact. In addition to doing away with most evening... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Maine State Parks camping fees increaseAUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservati
Maine State Parks camping fees increase
WLBZ Bangor / Posted yesterday
AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry has increased prices for State Park camping fees for the first time in 14 years. Despite these increases, more people have registered for camping online... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Houlton police still on the lookout for stolen goods from Christmas burglary spreeWhile the thief or thieves made off with a number of goods, evidence left behin
Houlton police still on the lookout for stolen goods from Christmas burglary spree
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
While the thief or thieves made off with a number of goods, evidence left behind was sent to the Maine State Police crime lab in Augusta for testing, Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna said Tuesday. The department is still awaiting those test results,... Read more
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examiner.com
Lamb of God announce North American tour with ClutchThe spring trek kicks off with a performance at Fort Rock in Fort Myers, Florid
Lamb of God announce North American tour with Clutch
examiner.com / Posted yesterday
The spring trek kicks off with a performance at Fort Rock in Fort Myers, Florida on April 30, and it will conclude on June 11 at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Aside from those two festivals, Lamb of God will also make... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Woman, 73, sexually assaulted, beaten in home, police sayA 73-year-old woman is recovering after being attacked and sexually assaulted i
Woman, 73, sexually assaulted, beaten in home, police say
WMTW Portland / Posted yesterday
A 73-year-old woman is recovering after being attacked and sexually assaulted in her Waterville home, police said. The woman told police a man broke into her West River Road home early Sunday morning. The woman said the man put a pillow case over... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Bail set at $25,000 for Levant man arrested in Brewer standoffBANGOR, Maine — A Levant man who allegedly arrived at an apartment on State Str
Bail set at $25,000 for Levant man arrested in Brewer standoff
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
BANGOR, Maine — A Levant man who allegedly arrived at an apartment on State Street in Brewer with a gun Friday night and then instigated a 12-hour standoff after refusing to talk to police remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Monday unable to... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Snow causes accidents, cancellations as storm moves through MaineBANGOR, Maine — As expected, a storm that arrived about noon Monday in southern
Snow causes accidents, cancellations as storm moves through Maine
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
BANGOR, Maine — As expected, a storm that arrived about noon Monday in southern Maine wreaked havoc with motorists and prompted scores of cancellations. Snow began falling in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire before... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Man wanted in connection with high-speed chase turns self inAUGUSTA, Maine — A man wanted in connection with a chase last week in Mancheste
Man wanted in connection with high-speed chase turns self in
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — A man wanted in connection with a chase last week in Manchester and Winthrop turned himself in Sunday at the Augusta Police Station, according to the Maine State Police. Steven N. Black, 28, a transient known to frequent the Augusta... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Rockland man charged in child porn caseROCKLAND, Maine — A 32-year-old Rockland man was arrested Monday morning and ch
Rockland man charged in child porn case
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
ROCKLAND, Maine — A 32-year-old Rockland man was arrested Monday morning and charged after an investigation into child pornography. Jarrod Bergeron was arrested at his residence on Acadia Drive where the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Levant man charged in Brewer armed standoffBREWER, Maine — A Levant man who allegedly arrived at an apartment on State Str
Levant man charged in Brewer armed standoff
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
BREWER, Maine — A Levant man who allegedly arrived at an apartment on State Street with a gun Friday night and then created a 12-hour standoff after refusing to talk to responding police was taken into custody at noon Saturday. Brandon Ogden, 32,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
After 8 years, wife remains hopeful husband’s murder will be solvedWOODLAND, Maine — Each year on Feb. 6, Barbara Smith gathers her closest family
After 8 years, wife remains hopeful husband’s murder will be solved
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
WOODLAND, Maine — Each year on Feb. 6, Barbara Smith gathers her closest family members and friends around her at her home in Woodland to share stories, both happy and heartbreaking, about her husband, Darrel Smith. There is love and laughter, food... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Rents, home ownership getting out of reach for most in Knox CountyROCKLAND, Maine — The average rent for apartments in Rockland is more than what
Rents, home ownership getting out of reach for most in Knox County
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
ROCKLAND, Maine — The average rent for apartments in Rockland is more than what two-thirds of the residents can afford. The cost of home ownership also is getting out of reach for many in the region. Housing advocates say the lack of affordable... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Snow-covered roads leave drivers stranded from York to MidcoastAlthough it’s February, Friday’s winter weather seems to have caught many drive
Snow-covered roads leave drivers stranded from York to Midcoast
WMTW Portland / Posted 5 days ago
Although it’s February, Friday’s winter weather seems to have caught many drivers off guard. Click here to watch the report. State police responded to countless crashes and spinouts on the roads. The speed limit on Interstate 295 was reduced to 40... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Police cruiser, tractor-trailer collide in LittletonLITTLETON, Maine — A Maine State Police cruiser was heavily damaged in a collis
Police cruiser, tractor-trailer collide in Littleton
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
LITTLETON, Maine — A Maine State Police cruiser was heavily damaged in a collision with a tractor-trailer truck on snow-covered U.S. Route 1 here Friday morning. Both drivers escaped injury, according to a news release issued late Friday afternoon... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Bowdoinham man gets nearly 5 years for possessing child pornBANGOR, Maine — A Bowdoinham man was sentenced Friday in U.S. district court to
Bowdoinham man gets nearly 5 years for possessing child porn
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
BANGOR, Maine — A Bowdoinham man was sentenced Friday in U.S. district court to nearly five years in federal prison for possessing more than 50 images and 110 videos of child pornography, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Daniel J. Lajoie Jr.... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
State police seek man who led them on chase topping 100 mphMANCHESTER, Maine — State police are looking for a man who allegedly led police
State police seek man who led them on chase topping 100 mph
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
MANCHESTER, Maine — State police are looking for a man who allegedly led police from multiple agencies on a chase topping 100 miles per hour Thursday night, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. A trooper had... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Minimum wage alternative, pot spat spur Maine ballot question questionsBut with a presidential race on tap, those six potential citizen initiatives ma
Minimum wage alternative, pot spat spur Maine ballot question questions
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
But with a presidential race on tap, those six potential citizen initiatives may not be at the top of voters’ minds, and their impact on other big races, including for U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s seat in the 2nd District and control of the Maine... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
February thaw gives way to snowstormCARIBOU, Maine — Spring-like weather have yielded to winter-like conditions thr
February thaw gives way to snowstorm
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
CARIBOU, Maine — Spring-like weather have yielded to winter-like conditions throughout Maine. Much of the state woke up Friday morning to find fresh snow on their vehicles and driveways. The inclement weather was expected to continue throughout the... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Transgender rules key to fate of LePage’s education chief pickAUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has rece
Transgender rules key to fate of LePage’s education chief pick
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has received a unanimous endorsement from the State Board of Education but could face challenges when his nomination reaches the Legislature. LePage nominated William Beardsley... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Education leader nominee to be vetted by LegislatureAUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has rece
Education leader nominee to be vetted by Legislature
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has received a unanimous endorsement from the State Board of Education but could face challenges when his nomination reaches the Legislature. LePage nominated William Beardsley... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Warm weather cancels opening day of toboggan championshipsThe U.S. National Toboggan Championships Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Friday a
Warm weather cancels opening day of toboggan championships
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
The U.S. National Toboggan Championships Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Friday after Maine State Game Wardens check the ice thickness on Hosmer Pond, where tobogganers end up as they shoot out of the chute. “We will announce final plans for this... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Trio indicted in string of midcoast business break-insROCKLAND, Maine — A trio of southern Maine men were indicted this week on multi
Trio indicted in string of midcoast business break-ins
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
ROCKLAND, Maine — A trio of southern Maine men were indicted this week on multiple charges in connection with a series of nighttime burglaries last year at local businesses. Taylor C. Schultz, 35, of Biddeford; Charles York, 39, of Portland; and... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
New Haven gang member sentenced in Maine to 3 years for dealing crackBANGOR, Maine — A former New Haven, Connecticut, man was sentenced Thursday in
New Haven gang member sentenced in Maine to 3 years for dealing crack
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
BANGOR, Maine — A former New Haven, Connecticut, man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to three years in prison for his role in a crack cocaine distribution ring, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Torrence Benton, 28, pleaded... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Toboggan races in Camden still on despite warm weatherThe temperature reached an unseasonably high 50 degrees Thursday after heavy ra
Toboggan races in Camden still on despite warm weather
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
The temperature reached an unseasonably high 50 degrees Thursday after heavy rains overnight. But Camden Snow Bowl General Manager Landon Fake said that the races, which begin Friday and run through Sunday, will be held as planned. Fake said the... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine lawmakers considering stricter penalties for drug offendersAUGUSTA, Maine — State lawmakers are considering a bill supporters say resolves
Maine lawmakers considering stricter penalties for drug offenders
Bangor Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — State lawmakers are considering a bill supporters say resolves a conflict in Maine’s drug law. The Legislature’s Criminal Justice Committee heard from Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, who said the proposal would correct a... Read more
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The Free Press
Students of USM, Matthew RaymondBy Meaghan Gonsior Matthew Raymond is driven by a passion for prison reform an
Students of USM, Matthew Raymond
The Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
By Meaghan Gonsior Matthew Raymond is driven by a passion for prison reform and for him, it’s personal. During a class taught by USM Professor Leroy Rowe, Raymond, a third year history major and political science minor, came to a pivotal... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Stacyville man wanted on 2006 warrant facing new drug chargesSHERMAN, Maine — A Stacyville man wanted for failing to appear in court was arr
Stacyville man wanted on 2006 warrant facing new drug charges
Bangor Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
SHERMAN, Maine — A Stacyville man wanted for failing to appear in court was arrested Tuesday on additional charges of drug possession and felony trafficking in prison contraband, according to police. Shawn Kaelin Michaud, 30, was arrested after... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Katahdin chamber to launch smartphone app touting businessesMILLINOCKET, Maine — Anita Mueller wants all Katahdin region businesses on the
Katahdin chamber to launch smartphone app touting businesses
Bangor Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Anita Mueller wants all Katahdin region businesses on the map in the Digital Age. The photographer, gift shop owner and former Town Council member is developing an application that the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce is... Read more
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MLive.com
Barenaked Ladies to tour with OMD and Howard Jones in 2016CLARKSTON, MI - Get ready for more Barenaked Ladies. The Canadian band is going
Barenaked Ladies to tour with OMD and Howard Jones in 2016
MLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
CLARKSTON, MI - Get ready for more Barenaked Ladies. The Canadian band is going on tour in 2016 with OMD and Howard Jones. The tour: Barenaked Ladies bring their "Last Summer on Earth" tour 2016 to at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI on... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated PressEDMUNDS, Maine (AP) - The Downeast Salmon Federation says the deeding of 40 acr
Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 12 days ago
EDMUNDS, Maine (AP) - The Downeast Salmon Federation says the deeding of 40 acres of land along the Dennys River to the group could be the first step toward creating a salmon hatchery in the area. The Dennys Rivers Sportsman's Club turned over the... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Augusta murder suspect dies after being found hanging in jail cellZina Fritz, 27, who was charged with murder stemming from the death of Joseph M
Augusta murder suspect dies after being found hanging in jail cell
WMTW Portland / Posted 14 days ago
Zina Fritz, 27, who was charged with murder stemming from the death of Joseph Marceau, 31, of Augusta, on Nov. 23, died Wednesday, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman. Fritz was found hanging by a bed... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Maine State Police accused of racial profilingMaine State Police took to Facebook on Friday, saying a trooper is being falsel
Maine State Police accused of racial profiling
WMTW Portland / Posted 19 days ago
Maine State Police took to Facebook on Friday, saying a trooper is being falsely accused of racial profiling. According to police, Trooper Sarah Ferland was driving on Main Street in Liberty on Jan. 7, when she swerved to avoid a person walking on... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lowell man arrested in violent Maine home invasion LOWELL -- A city man was arrested Thursday, one of four charged in a violent
Lowell man arrested in violent Maine home invasion
Lowell Sun / Posted 19 days ago
LOWELL -- A city man was arrested Thursday, one of four charged in a violent home invasion in Lyman, Maine. Lowell and state police, U.S. marshals and Middlesex sheriffs arrested Reynan Mora, 23, at... Read more
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Business Wire
School Choice Supporters Unify for Press Conference in Augusta on 1/25AUGUSTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students, parents, teachers, and community lea
School Choice Supporters Unify for Press Conference in Augusta on 1/25
Business Wire / Posted 20 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders will gather in Augusta to show unified support for quality school choices for Maine families on Monday, January 25, organizers announced today. The event, which will... Read more
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WMUR New Hampshire
3 men arrested in NH in connection with Maine home invasion, sexual assaultThree men were arrested in southern New Hampshire in connection with a home inv
3 men arrested in NH in connection with Maine home invasion, sexual assault
WMUR New Hampshire / Posted 20 days ago
Three men were arrested in southern New Hampshire in connection with a home invasion in Maine last week, and Maine state police said that they are still searching for a fourth suspect. Police said a family of five was held at gunpoint on Jan. 15 at... Read more
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Boston Globe
Maine Police tell of encounter with rogue opossum in harrowing, fantastic Facebook postThe official page of the Maine State Police detailed a harrowing run-in with an
Maine Police tell of encounter with rogue opossum in harrowing, fantastic Facebook post
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
The official page of the Maine State Police detailed a harrowing run-in with an opossum, in which the “ferocious” beast was quelled by a helpful crimefighter. Trooper Eric Paquette aided a distressed citizen named James Freely; Freely was “given a... Read more
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Boston Globe
Maine Police tell of encounter with rogue opossum in harrowing, fantastic Facebook postThe official page of the Maine State Police detailed the harrowing account of a
Maine Police tell of encounter with rogue opossum in harrowing, fantastic Facebook post
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
The official page of the Maine State Police detailed the harrowing account of an run in with an opossum, in which the “ferocious” beast was quelled by a helpful crimefighter. Trooper Eric Paquette aided a distressed citizen named James Freely;... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Body discovered in Durham parking lotA man's body was found Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a recreational are
Body discovered in Durham parking lot
WMTW Portland / Posted 22 days ago
A man's body was found Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a recreational area in Durham, according to Maine State Police. The body was discovered at Runaround Pond, police said. The body appears to be that of a middle-aged man. There was no... Read more
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Newser
Number of People Getting Lyme Disease Triples as Ticks Spread to Half US Counties– Nearly half of all counties in the US are now home to ticks that carry Lyme d
Number of People Getting Lyme Disease Triples as Ticks Spread to Half US Counties
Newser / Posted 23 days ago
– Nearly half of all counties in the US are now home to ticks that carry Lyme disease, including areas where they'd never before been documented, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in the Journal of Medical... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Quinnipiac voted consensus No. 1 men’s hockey team in the countryHAMDEN >> It’s been the top-rated team in the PairWise Rankings and Ratings Per
Quinnipiac voted consensus No. 1 men’s hockey team in the country
The Middletown Press / Posted 23 days ago
HAMDEN >> It’s been the top-rated team in the PairWise Rankings and Ratings Percentage Index for over three months. Two weeks ago, it reached the top of the USA Today/USA Hockey poll. Despite an idle weekend, the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team cleared... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Quinnipiac voted consensus No. 1 men’s hockey team in the countryHAMDEN >> It’s been the top-rated team in the PairWise Rankings and Ratings Per
Quinnipiac voted consensus No. 1 men’s hockey team in the country
The Register Citizen / Posted 23 days ago
HAMDEN >> It’s been the top-rated team in the PairWise Rankings and Ratings Percentage Index for over three months. Two weeks ago, it reached the top of the USA Today/USA Hockey poll. Despite an idle weekend, the Quinnipiac men’s hockey team cleared... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Crashes back up traffic on I-295 in Portland, close highwayTwo crashes are backing up traffic on Interstate 295 in Portland Friday morning
Crashes back up traffic on I-295 in Portland, close highway
WMTW Portland / Posted 27 days ago
Two crashes are backing up traffic on Interstate 295 in Portland Friday morning. Maine State Police said the crashes were reported at 7:45 a.m. One crash northbound involved four vehicles, police said. The Maine Department of Transportation said... Read more
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WMTW Portland
Windham woman shot, killed inside homeMaine State Police and Windham police are investigating the shooting death of a
Windham woman shot, killed inside home
WMTW Portland / Posted 27 days ago
Maine State Police and Windham police are investigating the shooting death of a woman inside her home on Thursday. Police said the woman's husband and her three children were inside the home at the time of the shooting. Investigators said the... Read more
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